Fishing reports for the Alexandria Lakes area are provided by local fishing guide, Joe Scegura. Check the latest reports for any seasons to find out what's biting and the best techniques to use! Whether you are new to fishing or a seasoned expert, make each fishing vacation unforgettable.
June 22, 2018
Summer Fishing Report
The fishing around the Alexandria area remains strong. The bass, northern and panfish seem to bite at will on almost every lake right now. The walleye on the other hand have been a bit more hot and cold. One night the walleye are jumping in the boat and the next you have to work for them. With that said, there has still been many lakes kicking out limits of walleye over the past week.
I've been finding bass and northern nearly everywhere on the lakes right now. Deep weed lines in 18' seem to hold as many fish as the outside pencil reeds in 4-6 feet of water. Casting a top water bait or jigging your favorite plastic have all been producing a lot of fish.
As usual the panfish have been extremely hungry. Both sunfish and crappie have been biting well but the sunfish are much easier to find. A small jig under a bobber in 12-16 feet of water has been all that's needed to catch a pile of tasty sunfish. Crappie have been a bit more difficult to track down, but most of them seem to be suspended over the weed tops in 12-16 feet of water. The guys that are fishing them hard are catching great numbers and size. A small 1/32 oz jig and a white twister tail has been working quite well.
My main concentration has been walleye. I've been primarily using lindy rigs with leeches and nightcrawlers. I'm trolling these lindy rigs very slowly at 0mpg-.5mph. I've been finding most of my walleye on the outside weed edge in 16-22 feet of water. This is where they have been the most active. I'm also locating a good number of walleye in deeper water 25-30 feet, but they have been much more difficult to catch. Regardless of where you find them I'd recommend moving through them as slow as possible with a lindy rig for the best results.
As always let me know if you have any questions about a certain lake or tactic and I will do my best to answer it. Good luck!
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